Friend of mine is looking for a new car and she won't buy used...she's narrowed it down the elentra, the focus and the forte. My intimidate response was friends don't let friends drive kias, however I haven't looked at kias in at least 5 years. Are they still shit? Are they better? Would you drive one as a DD/only car? Truth be told I tend to lean american for cars and I've driven the focus quite a bit and it's a decent car for what it is, and I've never driven the other ones.